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Athlone, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Started out with a tale of woe but thankfully improved. Checked in by by receptionist who seemed a little stressed and didn't bother giving details of breakfast info etc etc. Serious issues with rooms - no bath in family rooms for kids, sewerage smell, but got sorted by excellent duty manager (Brian). From then on everything was excellent, customer service,...

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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Liam C Thank you for leaving your review of your recent stay with us. I apologise for the original room allocation and its unsuitability for your requirements. I have spoken with Brian and I am glad that a satisfactory resolution could be promptly reached. I am glad that you had a chance to enjoy the “excellent customer service, food,...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful foyer area for afternoon tea or for a get together. We have tea and chat with old friends in a lovely comfortable seating area. Couches that you could sink into and have a read of the papers. Would go again. Staff very friendly and accommodated. Made to feel very welcome. Sorry only had one night. Beds and rooms comfortable...

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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SanMarLar Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I am delighted that you had a chance to enjoy our recently refurbished lobby. It is the perfect place to have a cup of tea and a chat or as you say, sink into our comfortable furniture with a newspaper. I look forward to welcoming...

Portarlington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Down in Carlow on business, I needed a hotel in the area so I booked The Dolmen. It is a couple of miles outside the town of Carlow so difficult to get to without a car. The hotel entrance lobby has a nice ambiance and the staff at the front desk were very helpful. The hotel has obviously been added...

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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review

Dear EquiCaroline Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at the Woodford Dolmen Hotel and I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Regards Colin Duggan General Manager

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent hotel! Love this hotel; enjoyed my 4 night stay here. The hotel is decorated in traditional style with plenty of woodwork in lobby and bar/bistro. Lobby is beautifully decorated with antique furniture and plenty of sitting areas. The hotel staff is friendly and helpful. Well maintained. Very clean hotel, as I saw the housekeeping staff constantly cleaning the public...

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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review

Dear parkschris Thank you for leaving this 5-star review of your recent stay with us. I’m glad that you had a chance to experience so much of what we have to offer here at the Woodford Dolmen Hotel. I look forward to seeing you again on your return to Carlow. Regards Colin Duggan General Manager

Bethany, Connecticut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a room at this hotel for 7/6/16 for one night on hotels.com and paid for it on my credit card. Upon check out I was told I had not paid. I showed the staff an email from bookings.com proving I paid, but they said there was no record of it. Being in a hurry I paid again, knowing...

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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review

Dear rdamendola, Thank you for leaving your review. We were not informed by the third-party agent that payment had been made and so were forced to seek payment on your departure as is policy once we have not been notified of payment. I am happy to see that you have been recompensed and I have investigated the matter on our...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for a conference for a whole weekend, staff couldn't do enough for us, yes there were children playing around the place - but the conference was for a family support group so nothing more that I would expect. Rooms were excellent, food was outstanding despite the fact they were catering for 120 people. My friend is vegan and she...

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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Catherine C Thank you for this 5 star review. I’m glad you got to experience our “outstanding food” and that your vegan friend enjoyed her dinning experience. Our hard working and innovative chefs will always endeavour to cater for special dietary requirements. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Woodford Dolmen Hotel again in the future. Regards...

Waterford, Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for a 2 night stay with 4 children. It was so lovely to be in surroundings that were so family friendly. All the staff were so nice. A great place to stay with kids. We had a fuction on one of the nights all the kids really enjoyed this could not fault this hotel in any way.

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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review

Hi helen n Thank you for taking the time to leave us this 5 star review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and I look forward to welcoming you back to the Woodford Dolmen Hotel again in the future. Regards Colin Duggan General Manager

kilkenny, ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Checked in for a two noght stay conference. Used the lift but had then to use steps down to get to bedroom corridor. Other guests wandering around trying to find where their own bedrooms were located helped us to eventually find which dorection our rooms were located. Rooms were nice, hoever we had to step over children lying in the...

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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review

Hi foxlen I am disappointed to read this review as this is not reflective of the feedback we received from other attendees at the conference. As you will be aware the conference at the weekend was catering to children as well as adults and as such there were a lot of children in attendance. Although our staff and night porter...

Reviewed 27 October 2016

I spent an amazing weekend here with friends for a long weekend. Our room was clean, comfortable and pleasantly decorated. It had a hairdryer (which pleased the girls) an iron and ironing board plus well stocked tea and coffee. The restaurant was simply wonderful, all meals were superb and as good a quality as any London restaurant. There was a...

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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Philippe N Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us this 5-star review. It’s great that you got to experience our ‘wonderful’ Plum Tree Bistro and I will be sure to pass on your compliments to our hard-working kitchen. We pride ourselves on customer service so I am glad that you felt our warm welcome from...

Carlow, Ireland
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Staff,service and food all top quality.New decor is calming and classy.Set on the river barrow beautiful setting. lunch and dinner menu very varied. overall a lovely experience.Such a family feel with staff and customers, nothing was too much to ask. Highly recommend this hotel and looking forward to seeing the final result on renovations.

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DolmenManager, General Manager at Woodford Dolmen Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Hymac Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review on your lovely experience here in The Woodford Dolmen Hotel. We appreciate your recommendation and I look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy our hospitality in the future. Regards Colin Duggan General Manager

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about Woodford Dolmen Hotel

Address: Kilkenny Road, Carlow, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Carlow > Carlow
Price Range: €66 - €138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Woodford Dolmen Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 83
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“Rooms are outdated and not the cleanest. We paid $80.00 and I was quite disappointed.”
 of 5 bubbles rdamendola, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the rear of the hotel have a wonderful view of the grounds.”
 of 5 bubbles , 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“best in town”
 of 5 bubbles Hymac, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a room at the back of the hotel to get a view of the river and the grounds.”
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“Most rooms have a good view.”
 of 5 bubbles 270lyndap, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
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